Nearly the end of the year… here’s my reflection, on an unexpected year that in March came close to taking running away from me. Have you seen my scar? >> That said there were plenty of highlights from the store, coaching and personal perspective… In January we combined a level of expertise across a number of disciplines from injury management and prevention to coaching and sports testing. Along came GB Ultra Runner, Marcus Scotney, Physio supremo, Ian Brocklesby, Osteo Michael Robson and nutrionist Hannah Bailey… Not forgettig Colin Papworth the sorcerer of all things podiatry and running technique. Oh yes, … Continue reading
Ever since I can remember, I ran around for fun. As a child I ran with a make shift cape, pretending to be Superman (my favourite movie). I’d run in the school playground, playing tig, cops and robbers, or acting out scenes from Star Wars (lots of good movies in the late 70s). As I got older, I’d run around pretending to be Daley Thompson (uncanny!) and hurdle garden canes, throw frisbees and run laps around the block, all in the name of fun. Toward my teens, as things got a little more serious (but not much), I’d rely … Continue reading
Hey, I thought I’d share my thought on the Salomon S-LAB Exo Twinskin Shorts, since I was given some to test a couple of months ago and have been using them to run in ever since. I wasn’t specifically asked to contribute a review, so I haven’t. I’ve taken the liberty of offering my two-penneth. Here it is. Developed with the help of elite athletes, Salomon S-LAB clothing is a little more technical, a little more refined than the rest of their impressive range. It’s what makes the difference when top runners are training and racing in extremely challenging … Continue reading
For anyone who attended the Run England Nutrition Workshop and for all those that are looking for a wheat free pizza, here is a delicious alternative 1 medium cauliflower 40g parmesan 40g mozzerella 1 egg 1 tsp mixed dried herbs Your choice of toppings. Suggestions include: Ham Olives Sweetcorn Tuna Pineapple Peppers Chicken Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and chop the florets then place the florets in a food processor and process to a powder (1-2 minutes). Microwave the cauliflower in a covered bowl with no added water for 4 minutes on high. Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas … Continue reading
hi·ber·nate intr.v. hi·ber·nat·ed, hi·ber·nat·ing, hi·ber·nates 1. To pass the winter in a dormant or torpid state. 2. To be in an inactive or dormant state or period. I can’t help wondering if we’re all naturally predisposed to a spot of hibernation. I mean – a lot of animals do it. It makes sense. Mammals in particular seem to curl up after a good binge and sleep right through. What’s the worst that can happen….? This time of year – with all of the temptation on offer – darkness outside, bad weather, bad television (as in great television), social pressure, … Continue reading
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